Cristiano Ronaldo's chartered yacht gets routine inspection - reports
The vacation of Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo was again interrupted when his chartered yacht was boarded by Spanish customs officers where it was moored off the island of Formentera, according to Spanish gossip magazine Hola.
The Portugal star, his family and girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez are all aboard the chartered vessel "aYa London" for the latest leg of his holidays, which he is spending with family and friends. His international commitments mean he has not joined up with the Blancos squad which flew out to Los Angeles to begin preseason training on Tuesday for the International Champions Cup.
Ronaldo is due in court in the Spanish capital in July 31 to face charges of a €14.7 million tax evasion -- but there is nothing to suggest that the agents of the Agencia Tributaria were making anything other than a routine visit to inspect the yacht.
Sources told EFE news agency in Spain that yachts in the Balearic Islands are subject to such routine inspections and that the inspection was related to the charter company and not to the people on board.
Dermot Corrigan is a Madrid-based football writer who covers La Liga and the Spain national team for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter @dermotmcorrigan